Detectives warn residents following two Folkestone break-ins

Contributed by editor on Jun 20, 2016 - 06:05 PM


Police are reminding residents to be on their guard following two break-ins that were recently reported in Folkestone.



... man appeared in the kitchen .....

The first occurred on Wednesday 15 June at about 11.30pm in Prospect Road, Sandgate when the homeowner was sat in the kitchen with friends with the patio doors open.


It is reported a man appeared in the kitchen and made some demands. When he was told to leave he took the keys from the patio door and locked it behind him, taking the keys with him.

The man is described as white, aged between 35 and 39-years-old about 5ft 9ins, with brown hair and wearing a dark jacket and tracksuit bottoms. He also had a tattoo on the outer part of his right hand.

The second incident occurred on Saturday 18 June at about 2.30pm in The Crescent, Sandgate. It is reported that a man had reached through the letterbox of the locked front door and managed to open it. He walked through the kitchen where he saw someone in the kitchen. He then left the property. The man is described as white in his 40s with longish hair, wearing a black hooded top.

Detective Sergeant Stephanie Devon said: “We would simply ask people to be extra vigilant and to check doors and windows are locked and that you have working security lights.

“Use timers to turn interior lights or a radio on and off and light dark or hidden entrances.

“Although no items were stolen during these incidents we also advise people to register all valuables items. This can be done for free on


"Logging details helps us return the items to you if we find or seize them.”

If you have any information about the incidents please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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